1: Why, Jehovah, dost Thou stand at a distance? Thou dost hide in times of adversity, 2: Through the pride of the wicked, Is the poor inflamed, They are caught in devices that they devised. 3: Because the wicked hath boasted Of the desire of his soul, And a dishonest gainer he hath blessed, He hath despised Jehovah. 4: The wicked according to the height of his face, inquireth not. 'God is not!' [are] all his devices. 5: Pain do his ways at all times, On high [are] Thy judgments before him, All his adversaries -- he puffeth at them. 6: He hath said in his heart, 'I am not moved,' To generation and generation not in evil. 7: Of oaths his mouth is full, And deceits, and fraud: Under his tongue [is] perverseness and iniquity, 8: He doth sit in an ambush of the villages, In secret places he doth slay the innocent. His eyes for the afflicted watch secretly, 9: He lieth in wait in a secret place, as a lion in a covert. He lieth in wait to catch the poor, He catcheth the poor, drawing him into his net. 10: He is bruised -- he boweth down, Fallen by his mighty ones hath the afflicted. 11: He said in his heart, 'God hath forgotten, He hath hid His face, He hath never seen.' 12: Arise, O Jehovah! O God, lift up Thy hand! Forget not the humble. 13: Wherefore hath the wicked despised God? He hath said in his heart, 'It is not required.' 14: Thou hast seen, For Thou perverseness and anger beholdest; By giving into Thy hand, On Thee doth the afflicted leave [it], Of the fatherless Thou hast been an helper. 15: Break the arm of the wicked and the evil, Seek out his wickedness, find none; 16: Jehovah [is] king to the age, and for ever, The nations have perished out of His land! 17: The desire of the humble Thou hast heard, O Jehovah. Thou preparest their heart; Thou causest Thine ear to attend, 18: To judge the fatherless and bruised: He addeth no more to oppress -- man of the earth!